Dutch double bassist, composer and producer Jasper Somsen (1973) graduated in both Jazz and Classical double bass. He collaborated amongst many others with Peter Erskine, Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Ballard, John Beasley, Jean-Michel Pilc, Eric Marienthal, Bob Sheppard, Seamus Blake, Lynne Arriale, Jorge Rossy, Kendrick Scott, Justin Faulkner, E.J. Strickland, André Ceccarelli, Gary Husband and Gabriele Mirabassi.
Besides a performer, Jasper Somsen is a renowned studio producer. Being both the bassist and/or producer he was responsible for the latest highly acclaimed albums by Enrico Pieranunzi, Bob Sheppard, Lynne Arriale and Jean-Michel Pilc for Challenge Records International. As a leader he released “Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry” (The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi – 2010), “Sardegna” (2013) and the albums “A New Episode In Life, part I & II” (2017).
Jasper performes world wide and can be heard on more than 40 albums. Outside a busy playing and studio producing schedule, Jasper divides his time between composing and teaching. Since 2001 he live performed and recorded many film music scores.